American College of Healthcare Executives
Spring 2011
In This Issue

President's Message
Message from the Regent
National News - Spring 2011
2012 to 2014 Credentialing Changes
Break Out of a Rut and Move Ahead
Survey Staff to Curb Conflict
The Warning Signs of Career Disaster
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)

Chapter Officers


Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE - Advanced Home Care


Samuel B. Seifert - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Secretary- Treasurer

Preston Hammock  - Alamance Regional Medical Center


Wendy P. Hicks - Forsythe Medical Center, Novant Health 

Johnny Veal - Lexington Memorial Hopsital

Immediate Past President 

Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital – Moses Cone Health System

National News - Spring 2011

ACHE’s 2011 Premier Corporate Partners

ACHE would like to recognize our 2011 Premier Corporate Partners, whose year-round support helps ACHE further its mission and adds value to our membership. Our Premier Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to ACHE and its affiliates in various ways, including providing financial resources, hosting networking events and offering educational opportunities. We are proud to recognize the following 2011 ACHE Premier Corporate Partners:

3M Health Information Systems
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
ARAMARK Healthcare
Cardinal Health
Conifer Health Solutions
GE Healthcare
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Philips Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2012 Slate

ACHE’s 2011–2012 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2012. All affiliates are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee and Regent at-Large vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:

- Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2014)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2014)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2014)
- Regent-at-Large, District 2 (three-year term ending in 2015)
- Regent-at-Large, District 4 (three-year term ending in 2015)
- Regent-at-Large, District 5 (three-year term ending in 2015)
- 4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2015)
- Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

  • District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
  • District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • District 4: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
  • District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support.

Candidates for Regent-at-Large and the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and copy of their resume. Applications to serve and self-nominations can be submitted by U.S. mail and postmarked between Jan. 1 and July 15. Mail applications to serve to: Charles R. Evans, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529. Materials also can be sent via e-mail to or faxed to (312) 424-2828 by July 15.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2011–2012 Nominating Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee will be in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting an orientation session will be conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be provided for ACHE affiliates to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs. Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 27, 2011. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, 2011.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit the Affiliates Only area of and select the “Candidate Guidelines” link on the left-hand side of the page. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or

Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion 2011

ACHE is pleased to offer once again the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE® credential between March 1 and June 30. Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (i.e., references) must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2011, to receive the waiver.

For more information on the promotion, go to  

Early Careerist Network E-Coupon Offers Savings Up to $300 on ACHE Education

Early Careerist affiliates under the age of 40 are automatically part of the Early Careerist Network (ECN) Special Interest Group that offers a complimentary package of resources for up-and-coming professionals. The annual coupon program is one ECN benefit that offers discounts on one of the following ACHE programs or services:

  • $300 coupon toward one ACHE two-day management seminar
  • $250 coupon toward one Online Tutorial session for the Board of Governors Exam
  • $50 coupon toward one ACHE webinar
  • $50 coupon toward ACHE’s Online Leadership Assessment
  • $50 coupon toward ACHE’s Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Early Careerist affiliates can select their 2011 coupon at

2011 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs

The Fund’s 2011 ethics program, “Ethical Challenges and Responsibilities of Leaders,” will be led by Howard T. Prince II, PhD, director, Center for Ethical Leadership, University of Texas at Austin and offered on Aug. 10 in conjunction with ACHE’s New York Cluster. 

The half-day session will emphasize how the words and actions of leaders are some of the most powerful influences on ethical choices and behaviors. Participants will discover how to effectively influence those they lead and strengthen the culture of their organization to eliminate incidents of ethical misconduct.

A program exploring some of the central initiatives of the health reform legislation, “ACOs and Medical Homes: Steps to Creating Value-based Healthcare,” will be led by Brian J. Silverstein, MD, senior vice president, The Camden Group, Chicago, and offered on Oct. 11 at ACHE’s San Francisco Cluster. This six-hour session will reveal the underpinnings and operations of ACOs, bundled payments, clinical integration and the primary-care medical home to drive down costs and improve patient outcomes.
Participants will hear up-to-the-minute outcomes and experiences from the leaders participating in national demonstrations as they share their experiences on the journey toward value-based care.

Both programs qualify for Category I (ACHE education) credits.


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